EU COST project “Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories (COMPACT)”: Conspiracy theories play an increasingly visible role in the political life in Europe, not least because the EU itself is often viewed as a vast conspiracy. Although sometimes seen as harmless entertainment, conspiracy theories can contribute to extremism within particular regions, as well as fuelling tensions between nations. They can erode trust in democratic institutions and the media. The aim of this Action is to develop an interdisciplinary and international network to provide a comprehensive understanding of conspiracy theories. Nils Bubandt (AU) is on the Board of Management representing Denmark.
Expertise, Labour and Mobility in Nepal's Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster Reconstruction: This multi-disciplinary research partnership focuses on how certain domains of expertise become sites of social transformation in relation to shifting labour markets and conditions of high mobility in places where post-conflict and post-disaster processes intersect. Cameron Warner from Aarhus University, is a collaborator on this project.
Global Trout: Rainbow Tout and Human Made Environmental Change: Participating in this project is Heather Anne Swanson from Aarhus University.
Java-Futurism: Experimental Music and Sonic Activism in Indonesia: Java-Futurism is an aesthetic-anthropological research project funded by the Swedish Research Council from 2020-2023. It is conducted by Sanne Krogh Groth, a music historian from Lund University, and Nils Bubandt, an anthropologist from Aarhus University. Working ethnographically at the intersection of musicology, performance studies, and anthropology, it traces the ongoing decolonisation of sound art, noise, and experimental music from the perspective of Indonesia.